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Title: Terraform Associate Certification: Study Guide With Practice Questions & Labs: Second Edition - 2022
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Publisher: IP Specialist
Category: Cloud/Cert

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    I bought this book because I wanted to do a lot of studying without internet or a computer. (ex: on a plane). It served that purpose. I write a cert book myself and it is hard to write an errata free book. However, the problems I have go beyond errata. Read this review and see if they are things that bother you.

    There were a bunch of errata which I didn't log. This is to give you a feel for the quality type issues. Also, the book wasn't written by anyone in particular. It was assembled from different places which probably explains some of this.

    page 18 – There's a table that claims to include the exam domains and weights. The weights are not included
    page 131 – the wrapping makes it hard to read
    page 155 - “policies” is in the same bulleted list twice
    page 212 - “Note: Log into a CentOS 7 Linux virtual machine and get Terraform install on it” - this Is not on a page about Linux so it looks like a note to the author that wasn't removed.
    Topics are covered more than once. For example, how to install Terraform is in ch 3 and ch 5.
    Various inconsistencies like “terraform dot workspace” and “tf underscore log” vs “tf_log”.
    Not all review questions are covered in the chapter. For example SaltStack is in the chapter 1 review questions, but not in the chapter

    The book references dumps, but I think this is a language issue. They look like practice questions and not dumps.

    I did like that the concepts were covered and bold was used for important code. I also like that there were screenshots of the lab since I didn't have  computer on hand when studying. The review questions helped reinforce the material in each chapter.

    If you can live with errors and the above problems, go for it.

    I give this book 3 out of 10 horseshoes.
    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Is this a tiny ad?
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